More news from PDC. Michael Gartenberg blogs about Expression:
Eric Rudder just announced what Expression is all about. Expression is actually a suite of applications made up of three products. Acrylic is both a vector and bitmap program, Sparkle is for 2D and 3D animated apps and Quartz is for web designers. This is pretty huge, marking MSFT’s return to the professional graphics market. Microsoft pulled their last set of graphics tools from Office XP (the late Photo/Draw product). This is a going to be a real challenge to some other folks in the marketplace, notably Adobe.